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SetApp is a Mac app that brings you programs as a full version by subscription, so that you always have the software you need ready at a fixed price - without high-priced suites, without demo version, without annual fees and without advertising. Behind it is the software company MacPaw, which in California has such practical apps as CleanMyMac, Gemini, Hider, Encrypto, CleanMyDrive, CleanMyPC, Listen and DevMate. Of course, SetApp also offers these programs for the Apple Mac and MacBook, but dozens more too.
Update August 2020: Setapp now offers over 190 apps in the full version for a total (!) Of only around 10 euros per month. More details can be found in this post.
Two latte macchiato, this is how the SetApp subscription price is compared. In return, you can expect full-fledged programs from a wide variety of application areas without advertising and without in-app purchases. If you want to get an insight, this commercial from 2017 can help you (German subtitles are available):
This paragraph is an insert from August 2020. Since I wrote this post in 2017, a lot has happened with the MacPaw software subscription. There are no longer just 67 apps, but now over 190. And new ones are constantly being added! Over the past three years I have presented you with numerous subscription Mac programs in detail. Here is a little insight into the current selection (I have linked the presented apps):
In the meantime, Setapp is not only available for macOS on the Apple Mac, but also as an additional function for a few euros more per month for iOS / iPadOS. The apps available for this are noted in a separate category in the Mac app. You can get it on mobile devices at no additional cost (except for the Setapp subscription) by scanning the QR codes displayed on the Mac, iMac or MacBook. I have shown you the extended offer in detail here: Setapp for iPhone and iPad - iOS app flat rate like on a Mac.
By day Website of the provider is currently only in English, I have translated the most important questions and answers as well as further information about SetApp so that you have a better insight into the program:
How many apps can the user find and install from the SetApp folder?
There is currently a selection
67 190+ programs that make various tasks on the Mac easier. On the SetApp website, apps can be suggested for inclusion in the program.
What happens after the 30-day free trial?
You will receive an email as a reminder five days before the trial period ends. If you want to continue to use the program, simply enter payment information in your user account so that the subscription price can be debited from you.
How and when can you be Cancel subscription?
The user account or membership of SetApp can be terminated at any time. To do this, simply use the settings in the user area on the provider's website.
What if I already have some of the apps on offer installed?
Of course, these apps can still be used in the original version. Or you can simply switch to the SetApp version, which has some advantages. For example, there is no advertising, no in-app purchases and large (and small) updates as well as annual updates are included. In addition to the existing programs, there is also other useful software.
If I buy a new Mac, can I transfer SetApp?
Yes of course. To do this, SetApp can simply be deactivated on the old Mac. It is then simply reinstalled and activated on the new computer.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.